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We Shouldn't Have To Say #MeToo In Order To Get Our Voices Heard

A perspective on sexual assault and the failure to persecute attackers.

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I'm scared to walk to my car alone.

I'm scared of the guy who stares a little too long at the gas station.

I'm scared to make eye contact.

I'm scared to wear clothes that are revealing.

I'm scared that I'll have to raise my children in a world where sexual assault is overlooked and forgotten.

I'm scared that assault cases are all over the news but no justice is given.

I'm scared that I'll never be able to feel safe walking campus at night.

I'm scared that women have to change the way they do daily activities just to avoid assault.

I'm scared that things will never change.

I'm scared for the women that wonder why this happened to them.

I'm scared that they will be silenced when it comes to their pain.

I'm scared that sexual assault has become a norm.

I'm terrified that rapists like Brock Turner walk free every day while women aren't heard.


Both men and women are sexually assaulted or harassed daily. In the more recent news, several celebrities like Ed Westwick and Danny Masterson, cases have been dropped after multiple sexual allegations against them. We hear about sexual assault cases yet they are often dropped all too often. Coming forward about an assault is brave but heartbreaking to have a judge determine that your pain was only worth your attacker spending 3 months in jail. For anyone who has been sexually assaulted please call 1-800-656-4673 for immediate help, or if a friend or loved one is struggling with their assault here is some tips for talking with survivors of sexual assault.

Stay strong. Push Forward.

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Let Me Set The Record Straight: Being Pro-Life Does Not Make Me Anti-Woman

Supporting a child's right to life does not mean that I don't support women's rights.

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The past few weeks from a political standpoint have been characterized by the ongoing debate between pro-life advocates and pro-choice supporters. In this debate is the accusation from pro-choicers that those on the pro-life side of the argument are against women based solely on their beliefs surrounding abortion.

As a pro-life woman myself, I can honestly say that this is a ridiculous assumption. Sure, from a pro-choice standpoint, I can see how my opinions may come off as being anti-woman. But, if you look at it from mine, you would be able to see just how untrue that claim really is.

To you, it may seem that I, along with every other pro-lifer, am trying to take away the right of a woman to choose what to do with her body. But I don't see it this way at all. To me, I am advocating for the life of the child, which I believe is a separate human person at all stages of life.

I am not advocating for taking away a woman's constitutional rights. I am just trying to make sure that a woman does not have the power to take away the life of her child. I don't see the argument as just pertaining to the rights of the mother, but also those of her child.

I support equal rights and I commend those fighting for them on behalf of all women. I think women should have the same rights as men, but I don't think that being entitled to an abortion is one of those rights. Being pro-life does not mean that I am against women; it makes me supportive of the life of all babies, inside the womb or not, and I will not apologize for believing in that.

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If You Support This New Abortion Bill, I Don't Know You

Bob mistakes the new bills being passed as being pro-life. Be smart. Don't be Bob.

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Dear every woman and every person with a uterus, every person with a daughter, wife, or sister:

I'm sorry.

There never should have come a day where women feel trapped in their own bodies, forced to live lives that they can't. The Disney Princesses never could have prepared you for this chain around your neck and rope around your hands, being led by the men of your life as well as those in the government.

I'm sorry you're living in a messed up situation and a messed up country.

Welcome to America, where we boast about greatness with nothing to back it up.

Welcome to the country where we yell about progress but leap back centuries.

Women are forced to shout from rooftops, streets, and stress on social media. Even if there is a difference of opinion on whether pro-life or pro-choice is better, these laws being passed are neither. They are pro-punishment. They are anti-women.

These laws are the beginning of a horrible story, let me paint that picture for you.

Orphanages are overflowing, even more than they were years before. No politician could understand what was going on. Every child is a gift from God but their horrible mothers can't see it that way. What do you mean they should have control of their bodies?

No.

Women are incubators stuck in a world of black and white. There is no grey area. They were given rights and it was too much, they had to be stripped away. Women are mothers. Caregivers only. No doctor, therapist, retail worker, manual laborer is a woman. They couldn't handle it.

Women are useful for pleasure and birthing, nothing more.

They move in repetitive motion, forced into a life they never wanted and can do nothing about. They marry, get pregnant, have a child and raise it with the amount of love for a bug because it was never their choice. Their mothers died in childbirth because having them was too much for their bodies but couldn't get an abortion.

The funeral for their sister who was forced to carry her rapists' baby is the day after next. She had committed suicide. She was too mentally and psychologically scarred. The baby will grow up without a mother. She was too young, only 14.

The women cry in silence. It's a man's world and they're just living in it, not allowed to express themselves or save themselves from the torture of a known and unwanted future.

A woman was sentenced to prison because of a miscarriage. She cried for days without speaking because she lost her child that she loved and yet was still told that she was a murderer. That she deserved this punishment she couldn't prevent and didn't cause. She died inside that day and will likely die sooner than she should have.

Because the separation of church and state seemed to no longer matter and the women didn't matter to the men who wanted to control them all.

One girl was arrested after having a miscarriage due to her abusive husband beating her repeatedly, throwing her headfirst down a flight of stairs, kicking her in the abdomen. She felt horrible, psychically and emotionally but was relieved (on a small level) to see the blood because that meant her child would not be forced to endure the same pain as she.

These laws are not anti-abortion. They will not prevent abortion at all. The only question is how many women will die trying to get an illegal one to save their own lives, or to prevent a horrible one for their child.

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